Founder and chairperson of Italian eyeglass producer Luxottica Leonardo Del Vecchio (R) shaking hands with CEO of French lens maker Essilor Hubert Sagnieres in Paris. French lensmaker Essilor has agreed to buy Italy's Luxottica, maker of Ray-Ban sunglasses, in a bid to create a new global giant in the sector. PhotoL AFP
Stephen Vines
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Italy’s Del Vecchio and Trump: The perfect contrast on how dealmakers go about their business

What we know about deal making in both the public and private sectors is that the alliances and deals that work best are those that last

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Founder and chairperson of Italian eyeglass producer Luxottica Leonardo Del Vecchio (R) shaking hands with CEO of French lens maker Essilor Hubert Sagnieres in Paris. French lensmaker Essilor has agreed to buy Italy's Luxottica, maker of Ray-Ban sunglasses, in a bid to create a new global giant in the sector. PhotoL AFP
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